Your pet is a member of the family. Knowing what to do for those four-legged friends in an accident or emergency is an important consideration. For those who are serious about their pet’s care and well-being, the American Red Cross suggests enrolling in one of their upcoming Pet First Aid classes.
The Red Cross teaches prompt, effective first aid care and the skills necessary to respond to emergencies, as well as the know-how to protect animals from further harm, injury or suffering until veterinary care is available. Some of the specific topics covered: treating common ailments, aid for choking, performing CPR, building a pet first aid kit and recognizing emergency situations.
American Red Cross, Summit County Office
501 West Market Street, Akron, 44303
First Aid and CPR for Dogs ($45, includes manual and DVD)
- Wednesday, July 21, 6pm-9:30pm
- Thursday, August 5, 6pm-9:30pm
- Thursday, Sept 23, 6pm-9:30pm
First Aid and CPR for Dogs and Cats ($65, includes manual and DVD)
- Saturday, July 24, 9am-2pm
- Saturday, August 21, 9am-2pm
- Saturday, Sept 11, 9am-2pm
If you’re unable to take the class, the Red Cross recommends purchasing the manual and DVD, which is available from local Red Cross chapters or online.
Call the Summit County Red Cross at 330-535-2447 for more information or to register.